my boyfriend was on probation and never paid his restitution fees and fines. He did do all his probation time he just didn't pay fines and fees. they put a warrant out for his arrest and when he went in front of the judge he sentenced him to the work center to pay his restitution fees and fine the judge told him as soon as the fines and fees have been paid for you will be released and you will hear nothing from us ever again but my boyfriend absconded from the work center and he has now been arrested and is waiting extradition to Mississippi. I kind of want to know if I pay all $3,500 that he owes will the judge just dismiss the case and let him go or will he be sentenced to some jail time
Criminal law has its own statutes, and rules of procedure. Those lawyers who do civil law are often not versed sufficiently in these matters. It is essential in any criminal matter that a criminal defense lawyer be retained to deal with the government and its lawyers.
This question is being directed to the criminal defense section of this service.
Our Rating is calculated using information the lawyer has included on their profile in addition to the information we collect from state bar associations and other organizations that license legal professionals. Attorneys who claim their profiles and provide Avvo with more information tend to have a higher rating than those who do not.What determines Avvo Rating?Experience & background
Years licensed, work experience, educationLegal community recognition
Peer endorsements, associations, awardsLegal thought leadership
Publications, speaking engagementsDiscipline